Sunrise, FL (Sports Network) - The Buffalo Sabres will be without leading
scorer Thomas Vanek for Thursday's game against the Florida Panthers due to an
upper-body injury the left wing sustained in the club's last outing.
Vanek exited Tuesday's 2-1 loss at Tampa Bay early in the third period with an
undisclosed muscle strain and has not participated in the Sabres' last two
The eight-year NHL veteran is currently tied for seventh in the league with 16
goals and had both scores in Buffalo's 2-1 victory over Boston on Saturday.
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